Feb 5, 2013 4:00pm EST
an emergency meeting. according to minutes of meetings obtained by cnn, hundreds of thousands of dollars were allocated to upgrade the lines into the superdome. one person says it was done in december of 2012. what's the culprit? it could be a switch gear. entergy says one switch gear tripped due to an anomaly. power was rerouted to the superdome through an auxiliary line, but all the systems needed to be rebooted before it came on line and the game could resume. it's bringing the switch gear maker on site to determine if that was the cause. >> all parties involved, not only the owners of the equipment, the people that developed the equipment, we have all of them coming in. everybody's going to analyze their equipment. we have the real time data from entergy because that's done on a minute-to-minute basis. >> reporter: and we're told this afternoon that the power company, entergy, along with the superdome's management group, are planning to hire an i independent third party manager to analyze that. >> what about the accounts that suggest that beyonce's rehearsal tripped the power during the w
Feb 6, 2013 2:00am PST
heard a big boom and then i heard -- i believe i heard rifle shots. >> reporter: sources tell cnn what brian martin heard was a diversion. agents rushed in, dykes shot at them, but in the end, he was killed. ethan was rescued. >> which i never doubted my god and he answered our prayer. >> reporter: a nightly prayer vigil became a celebration of ethan's rescue and his 6th birthday. >> well, this is just the start of it. >> reporter: april mcdaniel is a local police officer. she's also a mother. she started a facebook campaign to collect birthday cards for ethan. thousands have responded. >> i just wish i could be there to see hits the face when he sees all the response. how many people really care and love. >> reporter: ethan's home from the hospital to celebrate and heal. this is also a time to heal for the family of charles poland, the bus driver who was killed a little more than a week ago. that route he drove thousand has a new bus, a new driver. the superintendent tells us that a pastor spoke with the students at the start back to school and the number of the bus he drove will be r
Feb 15, 2013 4:00pm EST
light was followed by a series of deafening explosions. listen to this. an expert tells cnn that the debt nation appears to be the equivalent of roughly 300 kilotons of tnt. that is about the same magnitude of a nuclear blast. the impact on populated areas is widespread and historic. the concussion shattered windows. at least 1,000 people are hurt and cnn's mary snow is keeping track of it and there's a lot to keep track of. this is unbelievable, isn't it? >> it is. and frightening. you showed incredible video. more continues to come in. the scene was surreal has the meteor struck sending off mass confusion. meteors scattered over three of damage to about 3,000 buildings. it came out of nowhere. the bright streak long enough to capture on camera as it lurched towards earth and exploded. a deafening boom followed over russia. the sonic boom shattered glass. at least 1,000 people in the bulls eye of the falling meteor were injured. it's a bombing, says this man. there were reports that a large chunk of it was found in a lake. as frightening as it was, scientists say it's not a
Feb 15, 2013 4:00am PST
the food lines and the spa gattii tangle of cell phone cords and as the ship came into sight from a cnn helicopter, a call for help, an sos and the most heart warming scene of the trip, a valentine, fashioned out of life vests. as they finally left their nightmare behind, some took a souvenir. >> sorry, carnival for taking your bathrobe, i did not pay for this, but figured they owed me. >> and ready seem ready to do it again, at least someday. >> i'm going to keep my feet on land for a little while. but if you get a free seven-day cruise, how can you pass that up, right? >> now, as part of the competition, because we thank ceo went out and apologized. they are offering hotel rooms so they could get a good night sleep before they go home. carnival cruiselines booked the entire holiday inn in mobile, alabama, for many weary passengers to stay the night before heading home and that's where we find victor blackwell, that hotel. i was leaving my hotel room a couple of hours ago. a lot of crew members leaving. they were relieved. i can only imagine how passengers feel. >> reporter: about 25 m
Feb 4, 2013 4:00am PST
in a moment. cnn political analyst and chris john farley, editorial director of digital features of "the wall street journal." and john berman as well. let's talk commercials. thumbs up overall for the ads last night, or you think create 'til they were a little -- >> i thought it was a mediocre showing. the game was better than the commercials, not what usually happens. people pay a lot of money for these commercials, $3. mi8 milln per 30-second spot. i thought the jeep ad with oprah winfrey had some emotion. god made a farmer pulled at the heartstrings, but nothing -- >> i thought they were good. i thought it was funny. i think a lot of people tune in to the super bowl for the ads. i know that. you told us plenty of times that football is not your thing. >> rugby now -- >> i thought they were humorous, funny. >> some were good. remember after 9/11? the quality of the ads was spectacular. so much emotion that they were tapping into. and it was really incredible. and i would agree with you. some were funny, some were gross. >> you are talking about the godaddy ad. can we show that. >> no, let'
Feb 15, 2013 3:00am PST
if you looked at cnn yesterday afternoon, the killing in syria, it came to an end. >> it did. >> yesterday on capitol hill, republicans and democrats hugged. the whole idea of an historic hold on the secretary of defense, they said, you know what? let's put this to the side because of this cruise ship debacle. i mean, mika, all of the things we worry about -- the national debt clock stopped. >> basically the world stopped. >> we don't have to worry. paul krugman's right. we don't have to worry anymore because cnn tells us that this cruise ship was the only story that mattered yesterday for 24 hours. >> that's right. >> and you know what? makes me feel pretty good about the state of the world. >> and i'm glad they're home. >> that nothing is happening to that degree that they can do that. i think that's very exciting for all of us. i'm very pleased. >> it's very good when the world stops to be told that. >> perspective it be reassuring. >> it's all relative. that's true. >> it's all relative. syria, come on. people are dying. middle east peace breaking up. that doesn't matter.
Feb 12, 2013 3:00am PST
that will be on that street tonight, they're not watch iing those either. >> "time" magazine cnn political analyst, mark halperin, and former chairman of the republican national committee and commentator for nbc news and news analysts for npr, cokie rockets. you're wearing purple. >> i am. i am wearing purple and gold and beads i left in the makeup room. i'll bring them later. >> i like the beads. >> being a good catholic from norms, you can talk about it. >> i speak pope. >> and your mom was ambassador to the vatican in the '90s. that ain't nothing. >> no. it was quite fabulous. we loved it. got to go to rome all the time. i got to meet the pope then john paul the 2nd. then what happened happened and my mother found herself representing bill clinton to the pope. >> how exciting for her. >> it was a challenge. >> i guess it was. >> e.j. this morning quotes somebody who says the most noted earnize i earnizing -- modernizing thing this pope did was to retire, get out of the way. could it be at this modern age a pope just can't afford to be seen frail and weakened in the 24/7 news cycle? are we moving beyo
Feb 18, 2013 3:00am PST
that big story about the cruise ship? >> i do. we didn't have the cnn helicopter. fortunately nothing happened in the world over those five days. the anchors were saying, this is sort of like katrina. the guy was like, we're on a cruise ship. it's not like katrina. we're good. >> the whole thing cuts to primal fear. a lot of people are like, you have this visceral reaction to the notion of being stranded on a cruise ship. >> you know what i have a visceral reaction to? being on a cruise ship. >> yeah, don't go on one. that's the first mistake. >> i totally agree. >> being trapped. >> trapped in tiny rooms and then, like, herded like cows to the food. >> how would you like to go on a cruise -- >> with william f. buckley? >> i would do it with william f. buckley. >> mika, surely you would celebrate the all you can eat buffet. >> there's no joe scarborough cruise? >> there will not be. >> we could do a new kind of cruise where people actually exercise. okay. it's president's day, obviously. you can see we're stretching. really, really stretching here. joining us onset, co-anchor of cnbc'